Screening and Risk Factors Table

New: County level modeled estimates for breast or cervical screening, smoking, and colorectal screening.
  • How do you find them?

    These estimates are only available for

    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Age 40+
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in Past 2 Years, Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Cancer Test (home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Smokers (current or ever), Age 18+

    Select one of those statistics in the Screening and Risk Factors drop-down, and then you can choose County-Level Modeled Estimates in the Data Type drop-down when you choose Counties for a specific state (e.g., Alabama Counties) in the Area drop-down.

    For more about what these estimates are, see the Data Type Explanation.

  • Why are they different?

    One difference is that the direct estimate is from data collected in one year, while the modeled estimate relies on pooled data from 2008 through 2010.

    Another difference is that the modeled estimates use data from BRFSS as well as another survey (NHIS) that has a smaller but more representative sample, in that NHIS includes people without phones or with only cell phones. The national cancer screening prevalence estimates based on the BRFSS was sometimes substantially larger than the NHIS estimates for the same time period1. For similar time periods, the modeled estimates may be closer to the true value.

    See the Data Type Explanation.

    The model uses multiple years (2008-2010) to provide reasonable sample sizes (mainly for estimates at the county level), and needs at least two years of data from each survey. For the screening questions, data actually came from year 2008 and 2010. For smoking, data came from each year of 2008 to 2010.

    1 Davis WW, Parsons VL, Xie D, Schenker N, Town M, Raghunathan TE, Feuer EJ. State-based estimates of mammography screening rates based on information from two health surveys. Public Health Rep 2010 Jul-Aug;125(4):567-578. [Access article]

Data Options

Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2016 BRFSS Data)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 50-74
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-17
Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 81.1%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 78.3 (77.8, 78.8) 101,370
Wyoming No 64.1 (60.4, 67.7) 929
Idaho No 64.5 (61.0, 67.8) 979
Alaska No 67.9 (62.7, 72.6) 527
Mississippi No 71.7 (68.5, 74.7) 1,086
New Mexico No 71.8 (68.8, 74.6) 1,197
Indiana No 72.5 (70.4, 74.4) 2,377
Arkansas No 73.0 (69.5, 76.2) 1,252
Texas No 73.1 (69.5, 76.4) 2,386
Nevada No 73.3 (69.2, 77.0) 810
Nebraska No 73.4 (71.3, 75.4) 2,815
Colorado No 73.6 (71.8, 75.3) 2,827
Oregon No 73.7 (70.8, 76.4) 1,000
Montana No 73.9 (70.7, 76.8) 1,257
Oklahoma No 74.4 (71.9, 76.7) 1,479
North Dakota No 75.2 (72.4, 77.7) 1,150
Kansas No 75.5 (73.6, 77.3) 2,438
Pennsylvania No 75.6 (72.8, 78.3) 1,366
Arizona No 76.2 (73.8, 78.4) 2,499
South Carolina No 76.2 (74.1, 78.1) 2,681
Washington No 76.2 (74.4, 78.0) 2,896
Missouri No 76.3 (73.3, 79.1) 1,505
Kentucky No 76.7 (74.2, 79.1) 2,466
Ohio No 77.1 (75.0, 79.1) 2,861
Tennessee No 77.1 (74.4, 79.7) 1,295
Utah No 77.5 (75.1, 79.6) 1,761
Iowa No 77.6 (75.1, 79.8) 1,504
West Virginia No 77.8 (75.6, 79.8) 1,583
Alabama No 78.0 (75.6, 80.3) 1,560
Illinois No 78.0 (75.1, 80.7) 912
Louisiana No 78.4 (75.4, 81.2) 1,303
Vermont No 78.6 (76.1, 80.9) 1,518
South Dakota No 78.7 (75.0, 82.0) 1,281
Georgia No 79.3 (76.6, 81.8) 1,213
Michigan No 79.3 (77.5, 81.1) 2,579
North Carolina No 79.3 (76.7, 81.7) 1,283
New York No 79.7 (77.7, 81.6) 7,095
Wisconsin No 80.3 (77.3, 82.9) 1,106
Virginia No 80.4 (77.8, 82.7) 2,027
New Jersey No 80.6 (77.7, 83.3) 1,653
Maine No 80.8 (78.8, 82.7) 2,543
Maryland Yes 81.1 (79.5, 82.6) 4,377
Florida Yes 81.7 (80.0, 83.4) 7,821
Delaware Yes 82.3 (79.2, 85.1) 918
New Hampshire Yes 82.3 (80.1, 84.4) 1,524
California Yes 82.4 (80.1, 84.5) 1,844
Minnesota Yes 82.4 (81.0, 83.7) 3,460
District of Columbia Yes 83.5 (80.6, 86.1) 835
Hawaii Yes 83.7 (81.4, 85.8) 1,689
Puerto Rico Yes 83.9 (81.0, 86.3) 1,438
Rhode Island Yes 85.5 (83.3, 87.4) 1,420
Connecticut Yes 85.8 (84.2, 87.3) 2,745
Massachusetts Yes 86.3 (83.9, 88.3) 1,738
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/18/2018 2:24 pm.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2016 BRFSS Survey Data is the source for this data collected by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BRFSS Prevalence estimates presented here may vary from other published estimates due to differences in the methodology used to generate estimates.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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